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DL380 G3 Multiple video cards

Alex Bidu
Occasional Contributor

DL380 G3 Multiple video cards

Is there a way that the server’s bios can be configured to use the onboard vga card by default instead a PCI video card? I haven’t seen any video options inside the bios.

Thank you,
Alex
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cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Multiple video cards

There is a switch on the M/B to disable/enable the on-board video:

SW2
Description
Default Setting

1
Embedded video disable
Off

2
Configuration lock
Off

3
Rack mount
On

4
Diskette drive boot override
Off

5
Password disable
Off

6
Maintenance
Off

Rgds,
jtakeos
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G3 Multiple video cards

cnb, where is this sw2 located? My DL380 G3 has a sw4 with 6 switches - some of which match your description; however switch 1 is labelled "secjmp" and my info states that it is to enable/disable ilo security.
dbl
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G3 Multiple video cards

Did you ever get an answer to this? My server has the same configuration. I can find an SW5 and an SW4 but not SW2.

Did you figure out what setting to use to disable the video?

Thanks

dbl
Carlos_Martinez_ML330
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G3 Multiple video cards

Hi Alex, what are you trying to do?

VDI enviroment with dedicated video cards?

I was planning to do it also but... wich cards and wich hypervisor?

Thanks in advance.

As I suspect, the RBSU permit disable the VGA or set up as primary video controller.

Alex Bidu
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL380 G3 Multiple video cards

I found the location where the SW was supposed to be but is not present. The card that I was interested in installing was a 16 video/audio output graphics card.

Thanks for the reply.
Alex